Leadership

When you think of inspiring leaders who’ve made a difference in your life, what comes to mind? What do you see as the key elements in conscious leadership? Many people will answer with things like charisma, intelligence, foresight, vision and passion. Some, who have studied conscious leadership a bit, will add things like empathy and emotional intelligence. However, very few people will immediately think of...

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Do you know what it means to be truly emotionally intelligent? And do you know what it takes to put emotional intelligence into practice? According to Psychology Today, there are actually three skills involved in emotional intelligence: Awareness, not just of your own emotions, but also of those around you, as well. The ability to apply that awareness to problem solving and decision-making. The capacity...

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Culture change is never an easy process. Even if you are making meaningful, concrete changes in your organization to increase happiness, improve morale, and at the same time bring in more business, you’re going to run into resistance. You’re inevitably going to hear the battle cries of the old way of doing things: “But we’ve always done it this way!” and, “If it ain’t broke,...

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For a lot of old-school business theorists, the idea of creativity in leadership is more than a little bit off-the-wall. Traditionally, a leader was someone who set boundaries, created and enforced rules, kept order in the hierarchy, and was overall an organizing force in a company. Well, in some ways this hasn’t changed, but in others it has changed dramatically. The IBM study “Capitalising on...

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Whether you are starting your own business, taking on a new leadership role in your career, or simply looking for better, more effective ways to lead a conscious life, improved emotional intelligence is key. Why? Essentially, if you want to embrace the paradigm shift that’s taking place all over the world right now, you must understand the connections you have with the people you work...

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Four intense and magical weeks of instructing, delivering, re-designing and improvising the Leadership Summer Academy for Duke University ended last week in Shanghai with teary eyes of joy and anticipated sadness of saying soon goodbye to new friends. Conscious Leadership left a visible, positive impact on not only the high school teenagers, but all involved, including staff members and home teachers who worked tirelessly in...

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